c. 1780 – Gloucester, NC

Added to OHD on 4/19/13   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   7 Comments
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190 Ferry Dock Rd, Gloucester, NC 28528

  • $170,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2000 Sq Ft
  • 0.69 Ac.
The historic Bell-Pigott House, built in the mid- to late 18th century near the banks of the North River Straits, offers residents light-filled spaces and extraordinary water views through its many windows. The nearly three-quarter-acre lot on Dicks Creek features lovely mature trees, coastal breezes from the Core Sound, and close proximity to the water, where adock could be constructed to allow boat access to the property.
Contact Information
Jaime L. Barefoot, Bluewater GMAC Atlantic Beach Copeland ,
(252) 726-3105
OHD Notes
Preservation NC description, " Built in the mid- to late-18th century near the North River Straits, the Bell-Pigott House offers light-filled spaces and extraordinary water views through its many windows. The nearly three-quarter acre lot on Dick's Creek features mature trees, coastal breezes, and close proximity to the water, where a dock could be constructed. Retains several early features, including ballast stone foundation, "Straits brick" chimney, original plaster walls, and some original woodwork. Several additions were made over time, including enclosure of front and rear porches in the 1950s. Large attic could be remodeled for additional space. Requires full rehabilitation."

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7 Comments on c. 1780 – Gloucester, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I normally skip posting houses that don’t have interior pics. But I love the potential and setting, so here it is.

    • says: 458 comments

      Yeah, I love the setting here. Even without seeing the interior, I know I’d want to change out those windows.

      • lara janelara jane says: 468 comments
        OHD Supporter

        I like the old windows! If you mean the sunroom, yes, I agree. I would rather have that as a screened porch anyway. 😉

        The second-to-last photo reminds me of The Notebook!

        • Eric says: 8 comments

          He probably means the 2/2 windows which are inappropriate to a house of this age. As is the large porch, enclosed or otherwise. The house is still beautiful, in spite of these alterations, and hopefully will be restored at some point.

  2. Bob h says: 76 comments

    Great house. Rip the porch off and put back the original style.

    • FergusFergus says: 229 comments
      1705 Queen Anne

      I totally agree with ripping off that porch and putting back something in the original style. Although I like the look of this house with 2/2 windows. 6/6 would probably be more period appropriate, but I think the 2/2 windows add to the charm of this one. So I wouldn’t change them when changing the porch.

  3. Maimie says: 1 comments

    The interior is destroyed…flooring and lathe/plaster. Love the look but it either flooded or someone ruined it while trying to restore and ran out of funding. It is priced too high for all the help it needs. Just my opinion. With flood insurance going through legislative changes, the old coastal homes are more endangered than ever. Flood insurance that was $660 per year is expected to cost $16,000 plus in 4-5 years. Flood Insurance is expected to increase 25% per year over the next 4 years.


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